The Basics of Baker’s Percentages

Baker Bettie Baker's Percentages, Baking Science 13 Comments

Learn the basics of using baker’s percentages and how the ratios of recipes can be calculated to determine the final product of the baked good.  In regards to baking, I feel people fall into one of 4 groups: 1.) People who don’t care about baking one way or another 2.) People who hate the science and accuracy involved and therefore avoid baking 3.) People who try and state they can’t do it/aren’t good at it because of the science involved 4.) People who love it because of all the geeky sciency stuff that creates amazing baked goods. I think it …


How To Create Your Own Original Cookie Recipe and Cookie Science

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Cookies, Sweets 45 Comments

Learn how to create a cookie recipe of your own. This is my process and formula in creating an original baking recipe specifically for cookies.  I am the kind of person who is fascinated with the science of baking. Each time I try a new recipe, I try to learn about each element in the ingredient list and how they are affecting the final product. Some ingredients are important to the structure, some add sweetness, some cause the baked good to rise, some add moisture, and some are mostly just for flavoring. My fascination with this has helped me learn …


Chocolate Chip Cookies without Baking Soda or Baking Powder

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Baking Techniques, Cookies, Sweets 109 Comments

A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe without baking soda or baking powder. The cookies are soft in the middle and slightly crispy on the edges. You don’t absolutely need baking soda or baking powder to make chocolate chip cookies! I have always excelled at procrastinating. In case you haven’t mastered it for yourself, the secret to procrastination is to find anything that is something other than what you are supposed to be doing. And do that. For as long as possible. Becoming a blogger has made this infinitely easier on me. The effort I put into procrastination these days is …


The Science of The Chocolate Chip Cookie

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Cookies, Holidays, Sweets 180 Comments

Learn chocolate chip cookie science so you can create your perfect cookie! Learn how to make recipe substitutions to make cookies the way you like them! Chewy or crispy or cakey or soft or thick or thin! Whatever your heart desires!  ** ATTENTION! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A RECIPE WITH NO BAKING POWDER OR BAKING SODA CLICK OVER TO THIS POST!** There is no doubt in my mind that Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate classic baked good and comfort food.  There is just nothing that compares to a warm gooey cookie right out of the oven. And a few …